The Adlerian belief in the ability to make new choices and to reinterpret situations, provides a vehicle for play therapists to work with children to get out of their boxes, change their lifestyle patterns, increase their social interest, make shifts in the goals of their behavior and a host of other forums for determining their paths.
Experience this two-day workshop designed to teach you exciting new ways to include families in the play therapy process using Adlerian play therapy as an approach to working with children, families and adults that combines the ideas and techniques of Individual Psychology and play therapy.
Discuss how to use play therapy techniques, active games, movement and dance, art activities and metaphoric storytelling to involve the various members of a family in play therapy and use the power of play to help them communicate more clearly, strengthen relationships and solve problems more effectively.
Join Terry Kottman, PhD for two full days of hands-on activity and experience. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
- Participants will be able to explain the rationale for family play therapy.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 active games, 3 art techniques, and 3 play therapy techniques to use in family play therapy.
- Participants will identify 3 Adlerian concepts used to understand family members in family play therapy.
About the Speaker: Terry Kottman, PhD, NCC, RPT-S, LMHC
Terry Kottman, Ph.D., NCC, RPT-S, LMHC, founded The Encouragement Zone where she developed Adlerian play therapy. Terry is a published author of numerous books including, Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, co-author (with Kristin Meany-Walen) of Partners in Play: An Adlerian Approach to Play Therapy and Doing Play Therapy: From Building the Relationship to Facilitating Change. Terry is also the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy and the 2017 Lifetime achievement Award from the Iowa Association for Play Therapy.